Statics For Dummies

  • Filename: statics-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9780470891889
  • Release Date: 2010-08-13
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: James H. Allen, III
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



The fast and easy way to ace your statics course Does the study of statics stress you out? Does just the thought of mechanics make you rigid? Thanks to this book, you can find balance in the study of this often-intimidating subject and ace even the most challenging university-level courses. Statics For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, plain-English explanations for everything you need to grasp the study of statics. You'll get a thorough introduction to this foundational branch of engineering and easy-to-follow coverage of solving problems involving forces on bodies at rest; vector algebra; force systems; equivalent force systems; distributed forces; internal forces; principles of equilibrium; applications to trusses, frames, and beams; and friction. Offers a comprehensible introduction to statics Covers all the major topics you'll encounter in university-level courses Plain-English guidance help you grasp even the most confusing concepts If you're currently enrolled in a statics course and looking for a friendlier way to get a handle on the subject, Statics For Dummies has you covered.

Statics For Dummies

  • Filename: statics-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 0470598948
  • Release Date: 2010-09-07
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: James H. Allen, III
  • Publisher: For Dummies



The fast and easy way to ace your statics course Does the study of statics stress you out? Does just the thought of mechanics make you rigid? Thanks to this book, you can find balance in the study of this often-intimidating subject and ace even the most challenging university-level courses. Statics For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, plain-English explanations for everything you need to grasp the study of statics. You'll get a thorough introduction to this foundational branch of engineering and easy-to-follow coverage of solving problems involving forces on bodies at rest; vector algebra; force systems; equivalent force systems; distributed forces; internal forces; principles of equilibrium; applications to trusses, frames, and beams; and friction. Offers a comprehensible introduction to statics Covers all the major topics you'll encounter in university-level courses Plain-English guidance help you grasp even the most confusing concepts If you're currently enrolled in a statics course and looking for a friendlier way to get a handle on the subject, Statics For Dummies has you covered.

Thermodynamics For Dummies

  • Filename: thermodynamics-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781118120989
  • Release Date: 2011-07-12
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Mike Pauken
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Take some heat off the complexity of thermodynamics Does the mere thought of thermodynamics make you sweat? It doesn't have to! This hands-on guide helps you score your highest in a thermodynamics course by offering easily understood, plain-English explanations of how energy is used in things like automobiles, airplanes, air conditioners, and electric power plants. Thermodynamics 101 — take a look at some examples of both natural and man-made thermodynamic systems and get a handle on how energy can be used to perform work Turn up the heat — discover how to use the first and second laws of thermodynamics to determine (and improve upon) the efficiency of machines Oh, behave — get the 411 on how gases behave and relate to one another in different situations, from ideal-gas laws to real gases Burn with desire — find out everything you need to know about conserving mass and energy in combustion processes Open the book and find: The laws of thermodynamics Important properties and their relationships The lowdown on solids, liquids, and gases How work and heat go handin hand The cycles that power thermodynamic processes Chemical mixtures and reactions Ten pioneers in thermodynamics Real-world applications of thermodynamic laws and concepts Learn to: Master the concepts and principles of thermodynamics Develop the problem-solving skills used by professional engineers Ace your thermodynamics course

Statistics For Dummies

  • Filename: statistics-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781118012062
  • Release Date: 2011-04-12
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Deborah J. Rumsey
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Statistics For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9780470911082) is now being published as Statistics For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293521). While this version features an older Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the new release and should not be considered a different product. The fun and easy way to get down to business with statistics Stymied by statistics? No fear ? this friendly guide offers clear, practical explanations of statistical ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations, with lots of examples that show you how these concepts apply to your everyday life. Statistics For Dummies shows you how to interpret and critique graphs and charts, determine the odds with probability, guesstimate with confidence using confidence intervals, set up and carry out a hypothesis test, compute statistical formulas, and more. Tracks to a typical first semester statistics course Updated examples resonate with today's students Explanations mirror teaching methods and classroom protocol Packed with practical advice and real-world problems, Statistics For Dummies gives you everything you need to analyze and interpret data for improved classroom or on-the-job performance.

Statics and Dynamics Demystified

  • Filename: statics-and-dynamics-demystified.
  • ISBN: 9780071478830
  • Release Date: 2006-11-22
  • Number of pages: 246
  • Author: David McMahon
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



The fast and easy way to learn statics and dynamics This new title in the popular Demystified series offers practical, easy-to-follow coverage of the difficult statics and dynamics course. Expert author David McMahon follows the standard curriculum, starting with basic mathematical concepts and moving on to advanced topics such as Newton's Law, structural analysis, centrifugal forces, kinematics, and the LaGrange method.

Mechanics of Materials For Dummies

  • Filename: mechanics-of-materials-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 0470942738
  • Release Date: 2011-07-12
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: James H. Allen
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



An introduction to engineering mechanics, intended to parallel an undergraduate course, covers the mathematical principles applied, stress and its relation to force and movement, strain and its relation to displacement, and related topics.

Psychology Statistics For Dummies

  • Filename: psychology-statistics-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781119953944
  • Release Date: 2012-08-10
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Donncha Hanna
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



The introduction to statistics that psychology students can't afford to be without Understanding statistics is a requirement for obtaining and making the most of a degree in psychology, a fact of life that often takes first year psychology students by surprise. Filled with jargon-free explanations and real-life examples, Psychology Statistics For Dummies makes the often-confusing world of statistics a lot less baffling, and provides you with the step-by-step instructions necessary for carrying out data analysis. Psychology Statistics For Dummies: Serves as an easily accessible supplement to doorstop-sized psychology textbooks Provides psychology students with psychology-specific statistics instruction Includes clear explanations and instruction on performing statistical analysis Teaches students how to analyze their data with SPSS, the most widely used statistical packages among students

Optics For Dummies

  • Filename: optics-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 1118024397
  • Release Date: 2011-07-12
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: Galen C. Duree, Jr.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



The easy way to shed light on Optics In general terms, optics is the science of light. More specifically, optics is a branch of physics that describes the behavior and properties of light?including visible, infrared, and ultraviolet?and the interaction of light with matter. Optics For Dummies gives you an approachable introduction to optical science, methods, and applications. You'll get plain-English explanations of the nature of light and optical effects; reflection, refraction, and diffraction; color dispersion; optical devices, industrial, medical, and military applications; as well as laser light fundamentals. Tracks a typical undergraduate optics course Detailed explanations of concepts and summaries of equations Valuable tips for study from college professors If you're taking an optics course for your major in physics or engineering, let Optics For Dummies shed light on the subject and help you succeed!

Statistics For Dummies

  • Filename: statistics-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 0470911085
  • Release Date: 2011-05-03
  • Number of pages: 370
  • Author: Deborah J. Rumsey
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



This guide shows you how to collect, graph, and critique data; decipher distributions; calculate confidence intervals and hypothesis tests; analyze data with correlation, regression, and two-way tables; and much more.

Mechanics of Materials For Dummies

  • Filename: mechanics-of-materials-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781118089019
  • Release Date: 2011-06-15
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: James H. Allen, III
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Your ticket to excelling in mechanics of materials With roots in physics and mathematics, engineering mechanics is the basis of all the mechanical sciences: civil engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, and aeronautical and aerospace engineering. Tracking a typical undergraduate course, Mechanics of Materials For Dummies gives you a thorough introduction to this foundational subject. You'll get clear, plain-English explanations of all the topics covered, including principles of equilibrium, geometric compatibility, and material behavior; stress and its relation to force and movement; strain and its relation to displacement; elasticity and plasticity; fatigue and fracture; failure modes; application to simple engineering structures, and more. Tracks to a course that is a prerequisite for most engineering majors Covers key mechanics concepts, summaries of useful equations, and helpful tips From geometric principles to solving complex equations, Mechanics of Materials For Dummies is an invaluable resource for engineering students!

Auto Repair For Dummies

  • Filename: auto-repair-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 1118054725
  • Release Date: 2011-04-27
  • Number of pages: 552
  • Author: Deanna Sclar
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



The top-selling auto repair guide--400,000 copies sold--now extensively reorganized and updated Forty-eight percent of U.S. households perform at least some automobile maintenance on their own, with women now accounting for one third of this $34 billion automotive do-it-yourself market. For new or would-be do-it-yourself mechanics, this illustrated how-to guide has long been a must and now it's even better. A complete reorganization now puts relevant repair and maintenance information directly after each automotive system overview, making it much easier to find hands-on fix-it instructions. Author Deanna Sclar has updated systems and repair information throughout, eliminating discussions of carburetors and adding coverage of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. She's also revised schedules for tune-ups and oil changes, included driving tips that can save on maintenance and repair costs, and added new advice on troubleshooting problems and determining when to call in a professional mechanic. For anyone who wants to save money on car repairs and maintenance, this book is the place to start. Deanna Sclar (Long Beach, CA), an acclaimed auto repair expert and consumer advocate, has contributed to the Los Angeles Times and has been interviewed on the Today show, NBC Nightly News, and other television programs.

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